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Monday, 16 August 2010 11:39

Apple patches critical QuickTime Player vulnerability

Written by Jon Worrel

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Only affects Windows users, not Mac OS X

Over the weekend, Apple patched a crucial security vulnerability in QuickTime Player that exploses Windows users to malicious remote code execution attacks from hackers around the Internet.

According to the update description the patch fixes a stack buffer overflow which existed in the application's error logging system where viewing a maliciously crafted QuickTime movie could have potentially led to an "unexpeted" application termination or arbitrary code execution. In other words, if you've recently watched a video using QuickTime Player coming from any "questionable" source, you're at risk of being affected.

The update comes in the form of QuickTime 7.6.7 and is immediately available for Windows 7 users, Windows Vista users and Windows XP SP3 users. The update can be downloaded here.

Jon Worrel

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+3 #1 Haberlandt 2010-08-16 18:23
It's quite surprising that they released a patch when they could have abandon Windows users just like they did with the iPhone 2G and 1G users. That's more like Apple.
 
 
0 #2 Fud_u 2010-08-17 06:09
I installed QT on my PC because I like Apple movie trailer page... Other than that, the player is S*** because everything require an extra click and have to update constantly.
 
 
0 #3 blandead 2010-08-18 05:18
Quoting Haberlandt:
It's quite surprising that they released a patch when they could have abandon Windows users just like they did with the iPhone 2G and 1G users. That's more like Apple.


if they didn't there wouldn't be many quicktime players left on the web.
 

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